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  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Faith and ethics
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

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Ellenor is a local charity funded by the generosity of the community. Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible – enabling them to make the most of the time they have together. 

Our Children’s Hospice Care is provided in the comfort of the family home and spans across North and West Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. Adults living in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley receive care in their place of choice. 

We are the only charity in Kent that provides hospice care for patients of all ages – from the very young to the very old. Our care is also provided for all diagnoses, not just cancer. We also support all physical, practical and spiritual needs in all places including at home, hospital, care homes or our hospice and to all concerned – patients, carers and their families. 

In addition to our Inpatient Ward, we also have our Wellbeing services which offer a variety of things to our patients and their families from play and music therapy to counselling and befriending. We also offer day therapy, physiotherapy and complimentary therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy. In addition to this, we have a weekly bereavement group and regularly hold both bereavement and carers’ cuppas – giving people a chance to talk to and support others who are on a similar journey. 


Children's Hospice Care - Hospice care for children, young people and their families, provided in the comfort of the family home.  We provide cancer and palliative care, and offer respite and short breaks.

Hospice at Home for Adults - Adults under our care can receive our services in their own homes.  We also offer support to care home residents and have a rapid response service to give hands-on care and emotional support whenever needed.

Emotional and Spiritual Support - We care for the whole person to promote wellbeing, offering counselling, therapies and spiritual support for patients and their families through treatment and beyond, with the aim of reducing fears and anxieties.

Support for Carers - We give information, advice and practical help to carers and their families to assist with the common challenges people face when caring for someone who is ill.

Outpatients and Day Services - Our team help and support patients with any symptoms they may have, helping them to make the most of life and to overcome any concerns.  We provide a variety of therapies to offer relief, enable rehabilitation and a chance to meet others.

Inpatient Ward - Our inpatient ward at Gravesend provides specialist inpatient care for people from the age of 14 upwards, in a reassuring and peaceful environment.  The ward offers symptom control and end of life care and a stay lasts for around two weeks.

Sharing our expertise - We provide education and training opportunities for healthcare professionals from any background to ensure that anyone approaching the end of life has access to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, regardless of their condition.

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